Twice a year the Self-Publishing Recommendations Conference, #SelfPubCon, runs in association with Alliance of Independent Authors and this time out the theme is tools and tech. As we go into the last 24 hours of conference gain access to, some of the ALLi team speak about highlights.
What is The Conference About?
Two times a year, in March and October this online author conference uses 24 sessions over 24 hours, an extravaganza of excellent self-publishing webinars and presentations.
The occasion draws in the foremost self-publishing speakers, sponsors and fans. Giveaways and competitors, along with interviews, panel sessions, arguments, round tables, and live-tweeting all contribute to the enjoyment on conference days The 24-hour running order suggests the occasion is live for you, any place you may remain in the world.
Sessions are open to all for 3 totally free days.
#SelfPubCon Oct 2020 features the finest self-publishing tools and technology for indie authors, as chosen by the Alliance of Independent Authors consultants and team. Tools that conserve authors to conserve time and money, to compose and make better books, to reach more readers, and to run a better author-publishing organization.
You can still watch the October 2020 SelfPubCon free of charge!
There are simply 24-hours left to see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so do make time today to hop over and catch as a number of the sessions as you can.
( ALLi members have free six-month gain access to passes for the lifetime of their membership. Members: log in to allianceindependentauthors.org and navigate to ADVICE > > CONFERENCE and follow the directions).
You can discover more about Access Passes here.
These passes are good value, in that you dont just get access to this conference … you get access to all the conferences given that 2018 and, when it comes to the life time pass, all the conferences to come.
After tomorrow, youll need an access pass– readily available for six-month or lifetime gain access to– in order to watch the conference.
Why Tools and Technology?
Its tough to function without innovation today– but on the other hand, theres a lot of it. And it alters so often, its difficult to know what to invest your time in learning and studying since its here to stay and what you must simply glance at as it powers down into oblivion.
The conference has 2 sessions running down the top 100 tools and tech for indie authors if you have not caught it yet. In the first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis go through the very first 50 tools. These tools work for the earlier phases of your publishing procedure. The 2nd post looks at the later part of the process and the tools that will help you get that book over the publishing line.
There are some pieces of technology, like Vellum, that have significantly changed the face of publishing for indie authors across the world. Prior to the development of Vellum format software, the AskALLi group either spent hours sweating over formatting themselves or forked out to pay another person to do it. Vellum is an example of tech that has actually shaved hours of time, frustration and sweat out of our lives. And thats simply one piece of software.
See the first 50 tools here: composing, editorial, style, production, circulation
Enjoy the 2nd 50 tools here: marketing, promo, rights licensing, creative company.
Weve arranged the elections as tweets you can utilize on Twitter to provide a shoutout to your favorite tool.
Conference Competitions and Giveaways
Our sponsors have actually used some incredible rewards discount rates and deals this time.
Discounts for All
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With the conference total, the AskALLi team are sharing their highlights from the weekend.
Orna Ross, Director of ALLi
Ornas highlight of the conference was:
gathering the leading 100 tools selected by our members, team and advisors. It was mind-blowing for me, there were a few actually choice tools on the list, like Krisp, noise-cancelling technology suggested by Sacha, which eliminates background audio if youre doing a podcast or recording an audiobook. I had not heard of http://OneLook.comj which as John Doppler says is a set of “power tools for wordsmiths [and] the versatility of its conceptual thesaurus puts Roget to embarassment.” Likewise loving The Noun Project suggested by Sarah Begley, an excellent collection of iconography for any kins of interaction– e-mail, newsletter, book– and a visual diversity and inclusion mission. Theyre “constructing a global visual language that joins us”, they say. Marvellous!
I also wish to provide a shoutout to our sponsors. Gold sponsor Ingram Spark, revealed a brand-new global tool and enhancements to their dashboard. Prestozon, a tool for handling Amazon ads, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both discussed below and in the deep discount rates list). And we likewise adore BetaBooks (for handling your beta readers), Kobo (for their international reach and excellent publishing platform), Litring (for using giveaways to grow readers), Payhip (for offering direct), Plottr (for planning your novel), PubVendo (for handling your social media) and Written Word Media for promoting your books.
You can learn more about all of them, and their fantastic discounts and free gifts, here.
Kayleighs emphasize of the conference was:
The session thats actually stood out to me so far is Social Media Follower Growth Tools and Techniques by Joshua Schwartz. Its a wonderful, extensive session about developing your social following starting with who you ought to target (and why) all the method through to a step-by-step guide to producing social material utilizing complimentary tools.
Sacha Black, ALLi Blog Editor
Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host.
A quick last reminder that there are simply 24-hours delegated see the Self-Publishing Advice Conference totally free– so make sure you capture as a lot of the sessions as you can. Oh, and if you have not already, you will need to sign up to get your FREE three-day pass, and you can register here.
Tims highlight of the conference was.
” My preferred session was the one with Fictionary and ProWritingAid– I had no idea that story editing software had actually got to such a level of elegance and Ill definitely be using them the next time I edit fiction.”
” Clayton Noblits session on Marketing Plans was life-changing for me as it not just “puts you back in the driving seat”, as he put it, but also reignited my interest for marketing with an extremely basic formula that I began to use the minute his talk completed!”
My conference emphasize was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a big fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co. Each time I open their programs or listen to them talk I find out something new about composing and how I can use their software application to make my stories much better. Theyve also provided a great discount rate to SelfPubCon guests: Just use
Sachas highlight of the conference was:.
If you have not caught it yet, then the conference has 2 sessions running down the leading 100 tools and tech for indie authors. In the first post, ALLis Director, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis run through the very first 50 tools. Prestozon, a tool for managing Amazon advertisements, was joint silver sponsor with ProWritingAid and Fictionary (both mentioned listed below and in the deep discount rates list). Its a wonderful, thorough session about building your social following starting with who you must target (and why) all the way through to a detailed guide to creating social material using free tools. My conference emphasize was “Two Tools to Aid Self-Editing: Pro Writing Aid and Fictionary” Im a substantial fan of both ProWritingAid and Fictionary.co.
Debbies highlight of the conference was.